Ken Beck was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November 2016 and sworn in January 3, 2017. He and serves on the Bi-State Regional Commission, Waste Commission of Scott County, and is the committee chair for Facilities & Economic Development.
Ken and his wife Linda moved to Scott County from Denver, Colorado in 1984, initially living in Parkview, then moving to Bettendorf where they have resided since late 1985 and raised their two children. Their daughter lives in Bettendorf with Ken and Linda’s two grandsons; their son and his wife live in Los Angeles, California.
Ken graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, and received a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University. With over 39 years of experience as a consulting engineer, locally Ken has been employed by a national geotechnical and environmental consulting engineering company since 1984. He served as the office manager for over 24 years, and is the geotechnical engineer of record for many of the areas prominent buildings/structures.
Ken joined the Davenport Rotary Club in 1990, has served on the club’s board of directors, and has perfect attendance for the past 18 years. For more than 18 years, Ken has volunteered as a musician in worship teams at local churches, and travels to smaller rural churches with an outreach musical group.